Here is a wonderful South African Vegan Blog that I love right now! They're regular posters too, so its worth following them, or getting their posts on RSS or Google+. They wrote a post about travelling as a Vegan. I travel a LOT, and I wish I travelled more, and eating while you travel is always a concern, especially when you travel to countries where you are completely unfamiliar with the cuisine or the language. They recommend a couple of great tips on what to do as a travelling Vegan. This little book, The Vegan Passport is the best idea I've heard yet. I know that my communications with Chinese residents of Dunhuang on the edge of the Takalaman Desert went reasonably well and resulted in the most fantastic brocolli, mushrooms and beans with a wonderful spice for dinner on our tour guide's night off, so I didn't go hungry, but it could have been difficult. This little book would have served me well. I have also been lucky enough to have a Chinese friend write a little note for me about what I don't eat and what I do, so I carry that everywhere with me when I go to China. Read BEing Vegan's Vegan Passport Post for more ideas. The great thing about going to China is stopping off in Hong Kong where I always buy a supply of nuts, freeze dried fruit and vegan munchies from a health shop just of Hollywood Road in Central so that I'll survive the moments in between restaurants. You can also stop in at the 7/11 for Oreos or crisps if that's your ball park. Tour guides are a great help, however, as they organised me the most wonderful freshly steamed veggies at all the restaurants. Yum!
I'll write about my Hong Kong restaurant escapades when I have a little more time. There are some of the most fantastic vegetarian and Vegan restaurants in Hong Kong. Its a great place for a Vegan to travel to!